Jul 24, 2020 - Economy

McDonald's to require face masks in U.S. locations on Aug. 1

Customers sit outside a McDonalds

Customers sit at a McDonald's in New York City. Photo: Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images

McDonald's will require customers to wear face coverings in its U.S. locations beginning Aug. 1, it announced Friday.

The big picture: 30 states, as well as Washington, D.C., have already issued some form of mask mandate. Other major nationwide retailers and restaurant chains, like Chipotle, Walmart and Starbucks, have also recently adopted mandates of their own.

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